Enel begins construction on four wind farms in Spain

WCN Editorial Team 3 Apr 2019 EUROPE ENERGY & UTILITIES

Italian renewable energy company Enel Green Power has started construction on four wind farms for a total capacity of 110MW in Zaragoza, Spain, with a total investment of approximately €116m.

In May 2017, Enel Green Power has secured the tender for the construction of four wind farms, which are planned to be located in the municipalities of Villamayor de Gállego, Mallén, Fréscano, Luna, Las Pedrosas and Fuendetodos.

The 36MW Campoliva I plant located in Villamayor de Gállego is installed with 11 turbines; the 20 MW El Campo facility located in Mallén y Fréscano six with turbines; the 30MW Santo Domingo de Luna located in Luna and Las Pedrosas have nine turbines; and the 24MW Loma Gorda located in Fuendetodos has seven turbines.

Endesa CEO José Bogas said: “These projects, as part of the 900MW we are building in Spain, reinforce our commitment to further strengthening the country’s renewable generation mix, helping it achieve its green energy goals.

“Moreover, we are leveraging on Spain’s wealth of renewable energy sources, while actively promoting innovation and sustainability by embracing international best practices in the construction phase.”

The company said that the four facilities are expected to start operations by the end of 2019 and once fully operational, the wind farms will be capable of generating approximately 375GWh per annum.

The energy generated from the wind farms is expected to avoid emission of 247,894 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere annually.

The company said that it has a total of 10 wind farms under construction in Spain, including the latest four wind farms. Six of the projects are located in the province of Teruel and four in the province of Zaragoza.

The wind farms in Teruel province are Muniesa, Farlán, San Pedro de Alacón, Allueva, Sierra Pelarda and Sierra Costera I and the projects in Zaragoza province are Campoliva I, El Campo, Santo Domingo de Luna and Loma Gorda.

All the 10 projects, with an overall installed capacity of 328MW, 1,080GWh output per annum, are expected to commence operations by the end of 2019 and avoid emissions of 717,020 tonnes of CO2 annually.

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Image: Enel Green Power commences construction on four wind farms in Zaragoza province, Spain. Photo: Courtesy of Enel Spa.

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